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Get to Know: Nutritional Yeast

By Natalie Barbarese, July 17, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Natalie Barbarese

Let’s explore the world of special ingredients together! We’ll do the research and make some mistakes in the kitchen so you don’t have to. Today, experiment with nutritional yeast, a vegan cheese that packs a serious punch.

Unless you follow a vegan or dairy-free diet, you may not have heard of nutritional yeast; or if you’ve run across it at the grocery store you may have wondered what on earth it was! Nutritional yeast is actually a powerhouse of nutrients including lots of vitamins and minerals. Its name might strike you as strange, but it accurately describes this source of B-vitamins and folic acid.


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Delicious Ways to Use Lemonade

By Value Guru, July 16, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Value Guru

Here’s a cool party trick: Invite lemonade and limeade to your next summer gathering for a delicious versatile addition. Sure you can simply serve them as-is but why stop there? Freeze, blend and muddle…get creative! Here are a few of my favorite unexpected ways to use lemonade and limeade during summer fun-days.

Easiest Lime Granita

Pool Party.

Cool down with icy treats like Easiest Lime Granita and Frozen Arnold Palmers (freeze our 365 Everyday Value® Organic Tea & Lemonade Blend in a...

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How to Host an Ice Cream Float Party

By Paige Schilt, July 15, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Chocolate Chip Cherry Ice Cream Floats

Chocolate Chip Cherry Ice Cream Floats

The other day, I was planning an after-summer-camp snack for my 11-year-old son and his best friend, and I realized that one of these boys does not eat peanut butter and the other one does not eat jelly.

Sigh. Kids these days. They have such well-developed dietary preferences and aversions. I’m glad they’re exercising their individuality, but their quirky palates...

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Cold Dishes for the Dog Days of Summer

By The Editors at Food52.com, July 15, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by The Editors at Food52.com

It’s that time of year when the outdoors are a little unbearable. Your hair plasters itself to the back of your neck, you’re constantly sweating, and it seems as if every time you try to cool down with ice cream, it melts before you can even get a bite in. We get it, it’s hot out. To enjoy what you can of the dog days of summer, follow our lead. This is the time to be enjoying the sudden influx of beautiful summer produce, in all their raw, crunchy glory. Here are 6 recipes to celebrate the crisp veggies while they last. 

Radish Couscous


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Which Fish to Choose: The Mercury Question

By Paige Brady, July 14, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady

Which Fish to Choose: The Mercury Question

“What about mercury in fish?” That’s a frequent question at our seafood counters that we’ll try to tackle here.

Let’s start with lists of fish based on FDA testing of mercury. Then we’ll wade into some details so you can learn the science to help you make good choices.

The highest levels of mercury are found in large, longer-lived predatory fish:

  • King Mackerel
  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish (...
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